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US-Africa Leaders Summit: Morocco Strengthens Its Case as Gateway to Africa – Jean AbiNader

  .  * US-Africa Leaders Summit Concludes, Focus on Security, Governance Gathers Momentum *   Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC August 8, 2014 The US-African Leaders Summit closed yesterday with President Obama promoting his vision of partnership between the US and Africa. At the morning press conference on Wednesday, August 6, he said that “Africa’s rise means opportunity for all of us—including the opportunity to transform the relationship between the United ...

US, Morocco Bolster Counterterror Ties – AFP

. * “Rabat is considered an important US ally in combating radical extremist ideology, which has enjoyed a revival elsewhere in North Africa since the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings that swept away decades-old dictatorships. Morocco’s agreement to train imams from nearby countries afflicted by militant violence, such as Libya, Mali and Tunisia, forms part of its strategy of promoting a more tolerant version of Islam.” * . Agence France Presse ...

Can the US help Africa avoid going the way of Middle East? – Washington Post, David Ignatius

. * “The idea was for a network of U.S.-backed security partnerships stretching from Morocco to Pakistan, with America filling the gaps with “direct action” in places like Syria and Libya where governance has collapsed.” *  . David Ignatius, Washington Post August 7, 2014 President Obama touted this week’s U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit as “an extraordinary event.” That may sound like hype, but the gathering featured some innovative new ideas to ...

Morocco a ‘Regional Leader’ in Counterterrorism, Signs Framework for Cooperation with US

. . * As the US-Africa Leaders Summit wraps up, US and Moroccan officials sign Framework for Cooperation on Training for Civilian Security Services  to “strengthen regional counterterrorism capabilities and deny space to terrorists and terrorist networks.” US calls Morocco a “regional leader” in counterterrorism in the Maghreb and West Africa. * . US State Department, MAP (Washington, DC, August 7, 2014) — The United States hosted a delegation of Moroccan ...

From Promises to Partnerships to Projects to Results – Jean R. AbiNader

. * US-Africa Leaders Summit opens business forum to promote opportunities, collaboration *   Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC August 7, 2014 Spending time with members of the Moroccan delegation to the US-Africa Leaders Summit, which included a high-level business forum on Tuesday, one gets the feeling that, regardless of what the US is able to do to re-establish its leadership in Africa, Morocco is committed to moving ahead with its ...
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